KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress on Monday has strongly condemned the government’s highhandedness in arresting the cadres of the opposition parties including the sister wings of the Nepali Congress during the arrival of Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai at the Tribhuvan International Airport from Rio de Janeiro.
The government used its excessive force on the demonstrators while they were greeting Prime Minister Bhattarai with black flags shouting slogans against him upon his arrival at the TIA today afternoon. Prime Minister Bhattarai was returing home after attending the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Demonstrators including Central President of the Nepal Students Union Ranjit Karna, Central President of the Nepal Peasants Association and Central Member of Nepal Tarun Dal Saraswati Shah have been arrested on the occasion.
Nepali Congress has lambasted the government, accusing it of intervening in the peaceful demonstration, dubbing this act as unconstitutional, violation of fundamental rights of the people and the rule of law, demanding early release of the arrested cadres in a statement issued today.